Festive Bean Salad Recipe
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Festive Bean Salad Recipe

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I had experimented with all kinds of bean salads before I hit on this one. My husband loves all the different bean varieties, and corn adds to the color and texture.—Dale Benoit, Monson, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:13 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 13 servings


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 199 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 486 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the chili sauce, oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano and pepper. Pour over bean mixture; toss to coat.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 13 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Colorful Bean Salad in Country Woman June/July 2011, p48

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Definitely better the next day. I actually didn't really like it on the first night and almost threw it out. Glad I tried it again the next day!"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"This salad is great and even better the next day. Easy to prepare. A winner."

Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"This is a great, different bean salad. Wonderful to send in my husband's summer lunches. Good protein but lower in fat than many salads."

Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"Very good salad! Quick and easy too."

Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"This is not your average bean salad! It tastes 1000% better than a three bean salad, and I will make it again and again."

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